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Spotlight on three Important Bird Areas in the...

Wed, 09/05/2012
TIS (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) recently visited the islands of Atiu and Aitutaki to raise awareness in the community about the identification of their islands as Key Biodiversity Areas and Important Bird Areas...

New Palau Conservation Society website and video...

Wed, 09/05/2012
The Palau Conservation Society (PCS – BirdLife Partner) works to empower their communities to steward Palau’s environment and launched a new website and video recently showcasing their work...

New publication: An Introduction to Conservation...

Tue, 08/05/2012
A new publication - entitled An Introduction to Conservation and Human Rights for BirdLife Partners - provides an overview of some of the human rights relevant to a conservation context...

The Pacific extinction crisis by Don Stewart

Tue, 08/05/2012
Birds are the most widespread and visible indicators of the state of our environment and we ignore at our peril what they are telling us. Long-time Pacific conservationist and Pacific Regional Director of BirdLife International, Don Stewart, explains why birds are so important to biodiversity and to our future...

Linking sites and people through migratory birds

Thu, 03/05/2012
Six BirdLife Partners in the Americas, together with the global Rio Tinto-BirdLife program and local conservation groups, have successfully completed three years of conservation efforts for migratory birds along the Interior-Pacific flyways. These efforts have built on an existing initiative, “Linking Communities”, at three key sites (complexes of IBAs) in North America, and have supported the planning and implementation of conservation and education actions at six IBAs in South America.

World Migratory Bird Day to be celebrated in...

Tue, 01/05/2012
Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner), is proud to announce that the 10th BirdLife Middle East Partnership Meeting will be held from Friday 11th to Monday 14th of May 2012 in Sulaimaniya, Iraq

Experts meet in Montreal to 'talk...

Mon, 30/04/2012
Delegates from 193 countries are preparing recommendations for the next Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of Parties (COP) in October in India.

Indian Ocean Tuna Commission moves to protect...

Thu, 26/04/2012
The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission has agreed to measures that, if appropriately implemented by tuna longline fishing vessels, will result in significant reductions in albatross mortality.

Seed diversity in need of help – sign the letter

Tue, 24/04/2012
Take a stand for an environmentally and consumer friendly S&PM regulation (Seed and Plant Propagating Material): add your signature to the European civil society open letter. Thank you in advance for your support!

Towards a legally binding agreement on forests in...

Tue, 24/04/2012
Forest Europe, the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe comprising of 46 countries and the EU, announced its decision of producing a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests (LBA-f) in Europe, in June 2011, to legally support the sustainable management of Europe’s forests.

Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention...

Tue, 24/04/2012
The National Wetlands Committee of Panama celebrated Earth Day with the visit of the Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention, Anada Tiéga, to Panama Bay Ramsar Site.

Audubon website drips in oil to mark 2nd...

Fri, 20/04/2012
A gooey brown virtual oil slick is covering the National Audubon Society website - take your chance to clean up the virtual oil spill by taking action to protect the environment.

Reactivation of Junin Lake Management Committee...

Wed, 18/04/2012
Lake Junin or Chinchaycocha is located in the Peruvian Central Andes, more than 4,100 meters above sea level. This ecosystem has unique and threatened endemic bird species worldwide such as Junin Grebe and Junin Rail and it is an important stopover site for migratory species.

Joint Iraqi and UK team set to work on major new...

Wed, 18/04/2012
Thanks to a £300,000 (US$ 480,000) grant from Defra’s Darwin Initiative, a major new three year conservation programme is starting in Iraq.

Important Bird Areas incorporated into Kazakh...

Wed, 18/04/2012
The recent revision of Kazakhstan's nature-protection legislation has resulted in the inclusion of the term "Important Bird Area” (IBA) in the law on Specially Protected Nature Areas in Kazakhstan.

Building capacity to save Haiti’s biodiversity

Tue, 17/04/2012
BirdLife has been stepping up its efforts to build the capacity of Société Audubon Haiti, the latest chapter of which sees their field biologist Enold Louis-Jean travelling to Jersey to participate in a 12-week course designed to equip conservationists with the skills needed to manage species recovery.

First National Inventory of IBAs for Macedonia:...

Tue, 17/04/2012
The first national inventory of Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Macedonia has recently been produced through a partnership between the Macedonian Ecological Society (BirdLife in Macedonia) and DOPPS (BirdLife in Slovenia).

New report published on the State of Bolivia’s...

Tue, 17/04/2012
Asociación Armonía (BirdLife in Bolivia) has just published a major report on the status of the country’s avifauna